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Canadians Told to Brace for a ‘Classic’ Canadian Winter with Lots of Snow

Canadians Told to Brace for a ‘Classic’ Canadian Winter with Lots of Snow

By Salmaan Farooqui, The Canadian Press

Snow
A man shovels snow from around his car following a winter storm in Montreal, Wednesday, March 15, 2017. One of Canada’s high profile weather forecasters is warning Canadians across the country to brace for a whole lot of snow this winter. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes)

TORONTO – One of Canada’s high profile weather forecasters is warning Canadians across the country to brace for a whole lot of snow this winter.

Chris Scott, The Weather Network’s chief meteorologist, says the message from his forecast team is “buckle up, because it looks like a stormy winter.”

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Sanders, Plows Hit Winnipeg Streets After Snowfall

Sanders, Plows Hit Winnipeg Streets After Snowfall

The city is plowing and sanding streets after an overnight snowfall. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

WINNIPEG — Crews began salting and plowing streets Saturday following an accumulation of snow late Friday and overnight.

Salting is taking place on Priority 1 streets prior to a truck plowing operation later today on P1 and P2 routes.

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Winnipeg Emergency Responders Put Through ‘Cold Water Boot Camp’

Winnipeg Emergency Responders Put Through ‘Cold Water Boot Camp’

Beyond Cold Water Boot Camp
Emergency personnel take part in Beyond Cold Water Boot Camp at the Winnipeg Rowing Club. (HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — A two-day exercise has been teaching emergency responders and other officials the effects of cold water on the body.

Beyond Cold Water Boot Camp is a course being led by Dr. Gordon Giesbrecht of the University of Manitoba — better known as “Professor Popsicle.”

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MPI Blocking Hurricane-Ravaged Vehicles from Manitoba

MPI Blocking Hurricane-Ravaged Vehicles from Manitoba

Hurricane Irma
A car sits abandoned in storm surge along North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard as Hurricane Irma hits the southern part of the state September 10, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

WINNIPEG — You won’t be seeing flood-damaged cars from the U.S. driving on Manitoba roads if MPI has anything to do with it.

Recent hurricanes in Florida and Texas have prompted Manitoba Public Insurance to take a stance on not allowing such vehicles to be insured in the province.

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Winnipeg Police Warn Motorists to Stay Off Icy Bridges

Winnipeg Police Warn Motorists to Stay Off Icy Bridges

Disraeli Bridge Crash
Multiple vehicles were damaged Thursday evening during a crash on the Disraeli Bridge. (SUBMITTED)
Disraeli Bridge Crash
Several vehicles were involved in a crash on the Disraeli Bridge on Thursday. (SUBMITTED)

Winnipeg police were reminding drivers on Thursday evening to stay off of all city bridges due to icy conditions.

Several multi-vehicle collisions were reported after a day of rain mixed with snow. Temperatures dropped late afternoon, creating a perfect recipe for dicey road conditions.

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